Ligue 1

Tottenham face battle to land Frenchman

umtiti.jpgThere is drama here at the Football Transfer Tavern as talkSPORT claim that a Premier League duo are set to face stiff competition from AC Milan to net French wonderkid Samuel Umtiti.

The French Under-20 international is currently plying his trade at Lyon and has been making his mark in Ligue 1 and also in the Europa League this term. It is little wonder that Tottenham Hotspur are one of the clubs interested in the player given the utter screamer he netted against them and of course given he is French we can all guess the other English party who are interested. It is of course Newcastle United who are building their own little French eleven on Tyneside.

Both of these clubs however look set to be blown out of the water by AC Milan who have shot up the Serie A table of late after signing Mario Balotelli. The Italian has scored at least a goal per game for the San Siro-based outfit placing them firmly in the running for a Champions League spot next season.

Tuttosport claim that the club are willing to cough up £7 million in order to land Umtiti and want him on their books as early as next season. Of course Lyon are no longer the big boys in Ligue 1 given the money Paris Sain- Germain now have at their disposal and given they struggled to hold onto players before, Les Gones manager Remi Garde will know he has a battle on his hands to keep the young Umtiti at Stade Gerland.

Can either of the English duo land Umtiti this summer? Rate thias rumour below.

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